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Wissam, Wesley, or simply W, is an educator, writer, entrepreneur, engineer, activist, ex-Imam, humanist, liberal thinker with interest and mediocre attempt at many takes of life. A modern confused Renaissance man, who uses doubt as a path for emancipation and science as a road towards enlightenment.

Dividing The Middle East – The Arab Revolt

Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2L6L37GGAY Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJCq5p8HCZo Part 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VoV_RQZDls Part 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU9TrSOnXkU

Arab American Heritage month April 2020 profile number 8: Dr. Ali Fadel by Nahid Ayoub

Arab American Heritage month April 2020 profile number 8 The inspiring people on this list are in no particular order. When a man passes away, his children are orphaned. When Dr. Ali Fadel passed away, an entire community of underprivileged people was orphaned.They called him the father of the poor. He had a charismatic South ...

What is Maqam al Iraqi and the Performances Revolving Around It

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=6jEoco_O5yU&feature=emb_title Iraqi Maqam is a type of Arabic maqam music found in Iraq that is around four-hundred years old which has many collections of instruments Source: What is Maqam al Iraqi and the Performances Revolving Around It

Elections 2020 Schedule of Events

February 3: Iowa caucus. February 11: New Hampshire primary. February 22: Nevada Democratic caucus. February 29: South Carolina Democratic primary March 3 - Super Tuesday: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Vermont primaries, Virginia Democratic primary, American Samoa Democratic caucus. Democratic voters living overseas also cast primary ...

المنتدى الثقافي في ديربورن – تكريم الشاعرة إباء إسماعيل – قصيدة لنازك الملائكة

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The Most Beautiful Poem Composed into a Song in Arabic Music

That's not my opinion.  That is the opinion of Mohammed Abdel Wahab ... the Musician of the Generations ... one of the most prominent founders of Arabic Music and composers in its modern history, and singers from the 20th century. The song Abdel Wahab was speaking about is Shal (Scarf) ... sung by Fairouz, words ...

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Reminder: AI and MCHR celebrate Human Rights Day on Sunday!

Looking forward to seeing all of you who can join us to celebrate Human Rights Day on Sunday, December 8.First UU Church in Detroit 11:00 a.m. Service in Church 12:15 p.m. Potluck lunch and celebration in Social Hall There will be NO regular monthly meeting in December; Detroit Amnesty's next regular meeting will be on ...

The Documentary That Every Arab Should Watch … The Great Arab Revolt

Part 1: 1908 - 1916 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQM2qmogA3k   Part 2: 1916 - 1917 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5v1q3DZ8wI Part 3: 1917-1920 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj4YLjHBdpw     For more information on the Ottoman Empire: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/war/ottoman-empire  

Dearborn Open Mic English launches with a Big Bang

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Artist Paul Zenian Exhbition Opens September 7 / Discusses Work September 27, 6 to 8pm

Dearborn, MI – Renowned artist Paul Zenian and a sample of his wide-ranging body of work will be celebrated at Dearborn’s Padzieski Art Gallery in the exhibition “Paul Zenian: Overview” which opens Friday, September 7 with an artist’s reception from 6pm to 8pm. The show runs through Wednesday, October 3 and showcases some of the ...

30 Questions for a Deeper Conversation in 2018

Questions tend to reveal someone's values, qualities, fears, and personal past.  When you are sitting in a bunch, and you feel that the environment is so shallow, that a fish will die in it, it is time to ask some deep questions. Here are some deep questions you can ask, relevant to our time: What ...

Why Did Apple Pick Daniel Johnston’s “Story of An Artist” for its Ad?

Daniel Dale Johnston (born January 22, 1961) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and visual artist who is regarded as a significant figure in outsider, lo-fi, and alternative music scenes. Most of his work consists of cassettes he recorded alone in his home, and his music is frequently cited for its "pure and childlike soul". Johnston ...

DEARBORN WOMEN STAR IN ‘SEATED OPERA FOR THE SPOKEN WORD’ AT ARAB AMERICAN MUSEUM

World-renowned company brings its Undesirable Elements series of grassroots theater productions to southeast Michigan Performances presented in conjunction with new installation exhibition on Arab Muslim women Dearborn, Mich. (April 23, 2018) – An original theater production May 11-12, 2018, at the Arab American National Museum will present the experiences of six Arab American Muslim women ...

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ARTIST MENTORING PROGRAM SUPPORTS DETROIT IMMIGRANTS, REFUGEES

New York-based program introduced to Detroit, San Antonio, Newark, Oakland Dearborn, Mich. (Dec. 13, 2017) –The Arab American National Museum’s Growth Center @ AANM has partnered with the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) for the Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Detroit. Running March - June 2018, the program offers Detroit-based immigrant artists from all ...

Top News From Dearborn Last Month

Here are the headlines that occupied Dearborn News last month: